Most Endangered Creatures Part 1

Most Endangered Creatures Part 1

The World Wildlife Fund categories species that are endangered into 2 bands, critically endangered and endangered. There are 17 of the former and 33 of the latter. In an earlier post on 21 June 2016, we highlighted the critically endangered species. The list below is the initial 11 endangered creatures in the world.

African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog Population: 6,600. Habitats: Deserts, forests, grasslands. Coastal East Africa. Threats: Targeted Killings by Humans, Viral Diseases, Habitat Loss, Competition with Larger Predators.

Amur or Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica); Bikin River, Maritime Territory (Primorye or Primorsky Krai), Siberia, Russian Federation

Amur Tiger Population: 540. Habitats: Temperate forests. Amur-Heilong. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss, Prey Loss, Conflict with Humans.

Elephants

Asian Elephant Population: 40,000 – 50,000. Habitats: Forests. Eastern Himalayas, Greater Mekong. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss.

Bengal tiger portrait, Bandhavgarh NP, Madhya Pradesh, India

Bengal Tiger Population: More than 2,500. Habitats: Dry, wet deciduous forests, grassland, temperate and mangrove forests. Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar.Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Habitat Loss.

Black spider monkey. French Guiana

Black Spider Monkey Population: Unknown. Habitats: Grasslands. Amazon. Threats: Habitat Loss.

Black-Footed Ferret

Black-footed Ferret Population: About 300. Habitats: Temperate, broadleaf and mixed forests. Northern Great Plains of America. Threats: Habitat Loss, Non-Native Disease.

Blue Whale

Blue Whale Population: 10,000 – 25,000. Habitats: Oceans. Southern Chile, Gulf of California, Coral Triangle. Threats: Environmental Change, Habitat Loss.

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna Population: Unknown. Habitats: Oceans. Coral Triangle. Threats: Overfishing.

Bonobo

Bonobo Population: 10,000 – 50,000. Habitats: Lowland rainforests and tropical, swamp and mountain forest. Congo Basin. Threats: Civil warfare, Poaching, Habitat Loss.

Bornean orangutan, Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia

Bornean Orangutan Population: 45,000 – 69,000. Habitats: Temperate, broadleaf and mixed forests. Borneo and Sumatra. Threats: Illegal Wildlife Trade, Conflict with Humans.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant

Borneo Pygmy Elephant Population: About 1,500. Habitats: Forests. Borneo and Sumatra. Threats: Habitat Loss, Conflict with Humans.

Photo Credit: The National Geographic Society